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Karnataka High Court has clarified that the earlier order of quashing karnatka State Law University (KSLU) circular and Bar Council of India (BCI) decision to conduct end semester physical examinations of 5-year LLB course shall be applicable to the 3-year LLB course as well as 5-year LLB (Hons.) course.
Justice R. Devdas clarified while hearing pleas that challenged the decision to hold end semester examination for law for the students of 3 year LLB course.
On February 2, the Karnataka High Court had quashed a BCI circular as well as a press release issued by KSLU, mandating the conduct of offline exams for intermediate semester students of KSLU.
This apart, the Single Judge also issued the following clarifications:
1. The directions given by the High Court shall be applicable only to semesters which were affected by Covid 19 and not a blanket order for all times to come.
2. BCI need not be given a specific direction for accepting the marks sheet issued by KSLU for students as it is a party (respondent) in the instant writ proceedings
"Needless to add that the directions given by the court is not applicable to final year students, but only to the other semester students," the Court added.
The Court further directed KSLU that the results of even semester exams are required to be announced much earlier to odd semester exams to enable students to appear for re-examination in those subjects in which they have failed.
The plea was disposed of with these clarifications/ directions.
The clarifications were made by the Court after the Counsel appearing for KSLU had informed that the high powered committee of the University had conducted a meeting on February 15.